Autism CanTech! Is a federally funded program for autistic youth between 18 and 30 who are work-ready and passionate about technology. Participants will complete a six-month program that includes four-months of coursework and a two-month work experience. Participants will also have the chance to make friends and network with other Autistic youth. The Autism CanTech! program is tailored to participants’ individual needs. They work with participants in small classes to help them learn practical work skills. The program has Career Coaches ready to work with participants one-on-one. It also offers assistive technology, and a curriculum based on portfolio assessments, so participants face as few barriers as possible. Participants who complete the program can find employment in data processing roles in the education, finance, government, software, or healthcare industry.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to successfully enter the workforce with confidence. Autism CanTech! program participants will learn:
- employability skills such as how to use communication and productivity tools, process management, and teamwork;
- career development skills such as resume writing, job searching, and interviewing; and,
- job-specific skills such as data processing, data management, and software literacy.
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